Rafael Grossi elected IAEA Director General

Rafael Grossi elected IAEA Director General

Argentina's Permanent Representative Rafael Grossi has been elected the new Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Russia's permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov said.

"The IAEA Board of Governors selected Argentinian candidate R. Grossi for the position of IAEA Director General," Ulyanov wrote on Twitter.

The new director general is expected to assume office no later than 1 January 2020.

In late July, then-IAEA director general, Yukiya Amano, passed away, necessitating the election of a new head of the organisation.

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